Get Out & Play Day

Join us Saturday, November 11 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for our 5th annual Get Out and Play Day! Organizations from across the city will be at the zoo to provide fun family activities to learn about the benefits of playing outdoors through nature-based activities.

We are excited to announce that this year’s Get Out and Play Day will be the San Antonio Zoo’s first ever BioBlitz! A BioBlitz is a community wide event were everyone will help find native wildlife in the zoo, in the city and in your own backyard! We will have stations to show families how to secure a future for wildlife by taking pictures and posting them to I-Naturalist, Journey North, E-Bird and many more! We are encouraging our guests to learn about how each organization helps species like the monarch butterfly and many more native Texan’s that need our help!

Get Out and Play Day is included with zoo admission and FREE for members!

Participating Organizations

Understanding the Monarch lifecycle. Guest will be shown & explained the sequence of the the lifecycle. Afterwards, the laminated posters will be jumbled up & the kids will put them back in the correct order. Once finished & it’s correct, they will get a butterfly sticker. Native Milkweed will be available for purchase.


San Antonio Botanical Gardens: Fall is the perfect time to plant wildflower seeds. Join the San Antonio Botanical Garden to get messy and create a wildflower seed ball to take home. Visitors will also learn about the pollinators which use the plants they will be growing at home.


EmilyAnn Theatre: Presenting scenes and songs from Seussical, Jr the Musical, featuring Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and JoJo.


San Antonio Headwaters: Water cycle bracelet activity


Sticks & Stones Wildlife Rescue: Learn about bats!


Texas Lutheran University Honors Program: Journey North demonstrations, monarch and hummingbird migrations, butterfly ID


Native Plant Society of Texas San Antonio: Gardening for birds activity 



Guadalupe River State Park: Skulls & Skins activity


Learn about bats through interactive activities!